It didn’t take long for petroleum geologist Sally Jewell to get the hang of Obama administration arrogance, Cheap Seats has noticed.
Jewell, chosen by President Obama to replace the hapless Ken Salazar (remember Deepwater Horizon?), sallied forth, as it were, to Craig this week to teach the yokels who was in charge.
Jewell yukked it up on a local ranch, talking about the sage grouse, then headed back into town for a “public” meeting at which she sicced her Interior Department goons on the local newspaper who dared to report on something other than the choreographed traveling minstrel show she put on.
Jewell presumably didn’t want anyone around to report when she told the yokels just who was in charge — and who wasn’t.
She told the local newspaper editor that she didn’t want reporters to interfere with a “frank” discussion of what she had in mind for saving the sage grouse and leaving the local economy to twist slowly in the wind.
Jewell’s cavalier distinctions of what constitutes a public meeting in Colorado — and what doesn’t — leaves little doubt up here in the Cheap Seats that she has no real interest in resolving the real problems the Obama administration is creating for Coloradans who depend on the public lands she administers.
Jewell’s ostensible reason for visiting might have been to talk grouse, but the real intention was to flip the bird to northwest Colorado.